WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the heart of the Cancer Support Community.  There are many ways to get involved. Below are some ways that volunteers help CSC thrive.

Facility Greeters help provide a friendly smile and a warm welcome to people with cancer and their loved ones as they enter the Cancer Support Community. Greeters give tours of the facility to those coming for the first time and also help staff manage projects as needed. Training is provided.

The Cancer Support Community is lead by Leadership Volunteers. Volunteers in these leadership roles help guide the organization to serve our community better.

 

These volunteers serve on CSC’s two leadership groups:

1. Board of Directors

2. Professional Advisory Board

 

Community members also serve in leadership roles on 5 of our board committees:

1. Development/Fundraising Committee

2. Public Awareness/Marketing Committee

3. Leadership Development Committee

4. Finance Committee

5. Program Committee

 

Six times a year we publish and distribute our calendar of programs so that people affected by cancer and the medical community are updated on our activities.

 

Bi-monthly, Ambassadors visit medical offices, churches, etc. to restock marketing materials such as brochures and calendars. They check the quantity provided and discard any outdated materials.

In addition, Ambassadors focus on developing and maintaining relationships with professionals to increase awareness of, and referrals to the Cancer Support Community. Individuals must be able to articulate and champion the mission of CSC, answer questions and enjoy getting out in the community and meeting people. Training is provided.

Throughout the year, the Cancer Support Community sets up information booths at various health fairs and community educational events. Volunteers set up the booth, pass out literature, and talk about services. These volunteers are placed on a list and called upon when needed. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers with unpredictable schedules.

This program is a partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Opportunities are available in the cancer centers in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Chelsea, and Canton. Volunteers will spend time in the cancer center talking with patients and families spreading the word about services offered by CSC and other support available through the health system. Volunteers will be trained and will be able to answer questions and provide tours of the cancer center. This volunteer opportunity is currently on hold while the health system begins to welcome visitors back into their buildings. 

The Cancer Support Community hosts a number of special events and programs throughout the year. These may be fundraising events or programs for our participants. Special events are generally in the evening or on weekends. Opportunities range from planning the event to helping with setup, depending on your interest. These volunteers are placed on a list and called when needed.

The Brides Project is always looking for volunteers to help make this exciting initiative a success. Click here to learn about specific opportunities and to get involved.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Email volunteer@cancersupportannarbor.org.